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in the pink

Meaning: in good health and spirits.

Example: As a famous president, he has the perfect reason to be in the pink. Read on

between the devil and the deep blue sea

Meaning: between two equally difficult or unacceptable choices.

Example: I am in a pickle. Anything I do is going to cause this situation to turn out bad. I'm really stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea. Read on

red zone

Meaning: any geographical area that is thought to be dangerous or threatening, usually as a consequence of political or military activity.

Example: The alley behind the schoolyard is effectively a "red zone," since that is where all of the bullies hang out. Read on

red book

Meaning: any document or publication, which is bound in red and serves as an official collection of rules, regulations, laws, or legal principles.

Example: any document or publication, which is bound in red and serves as an official collection of rules, regulations, laws, or legal principles. Read on

blue eyed boy

Meaning: a person who is treated with special favor.

Example: Managers at Apple have been trained against having blue-eyed boys. Read on

brownie points

Meaning: Praise or appreciation, usually for a service someone has done.

Example: He picked up some brownie points with his manager by doing part of her report for her. Read on

green thumb

Meaning: good gardening results

Example: My mother has green fingers. She can grow just about anything in the garden. Read on

feel blue

Meaning: to feel sad or depressed

Example: Yesterday I felt blue, and nothing seemed to cheer me up. Read on

white paper

Meaning: official report or guide

Example: The government will be issuing a white paper later this week. Read on

red tape

Meaning: over excessive or time-consuming rules and bureaucracy that hinder progress

Example: She could have finished the project last week, but it was impossible to cut through all the red tape. Read on

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as mad as a hatter

Meaning: it refers to someone being completely crazy

Example: The way he dressed for the event, he must be as mad as a hatter. Read on

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